Rent Treme: Series 1 (2010)

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10h 7min
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Synopsis:
From the creators of The Wire comes a new series about adversity and the human spirit, set in New Orleans, in the aftermath of the greatest man-made disaster in American history. Ordinary people - musicians, chefs, residents - find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that way of life still has a future.
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Producers:
Anthony Hemingway
Voiced By:
Lloyd Watts, Todd Voltz, Billy Slaughter
Creators:
Eric Overmyer, David Simon
Writers:
David Simon, Eric Overmyer, David Mills, Tom Piazza, George Pelecanos
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
TV Dramas
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/05/2011
Run Time:
607 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The music of Treme
  • The making of Treme
  • Treme: Beyond Bourbon street
  • Audio commentaries
  • Music commentaries
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Do You Know What It Means
- Meet De Boys on the Battlefront
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Right Place, Wrong Time
- At the Foot of Canal Street
- Shame, Shame, Shame
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Shallow Water, Oh Mama
- Smoke My Peace Pipe
- All on a Mardi Gras Day
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Wish Someone Would Care
- I'll Fly Away
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/05/2011
Run Time:
632 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish DTS 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS 5.1, Latin American Spanish DTS 2.0
Subtitles:
Castillian, English, English Hard of Hearing, Portuguese, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Down In The Treme: A Look At The Music And Culture Of New Orleans - Learn more about New Orleans' unique culture including its music, cuisine, landmarks, and more with this in-episode viewing mode
  • The Music Of Treme - Discover more about the songs featured throughout the series with this interactive viewing mode
  • The Making Of Treme - A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Treme featuring interviews with cast, crew, and historians
  • Treme: Beyond Bourbon Street - An exploration into the history of the series' namesake neighbourhood, including a look at its innate ties to song and dance
  • Audio Commentaries - Five audio commentaries with creators/executive producers David Simon and Eric Overmyer, executive producer Nina Kostroff Noble, producer/director Anthony Hemingway, writer George Pelecanos, cast members Wendell Pierce, Khandi Alexander, and John Goodman, and Alan Sepinwall (TV critic, HitFix)
  • Music Commentaries - Audio commentaries with WBGO's Josh Jackson and NPR Music's Patrick Jarenwattananon on select music performances within each episode
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Do You Know What It Means
- Meet De Boys on the Battlefront
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Right Place, Wrong Time
- At the Foot of Canal Street
- Shame, Shame, Shame
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Shallow Water, Oh Mama
- Smoke My Peace Pipe
- All on a Mardi Gras Day
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Wish Someone Would Care
- I'll Fly Away

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Reviews (2) of Treme: Series 1

Thought I'd died and gone to Wild Magnolia heaven... - Treme: Series 1 review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
03/09/2011

The only folk who won't like Treme are those with

a) cloth ears

b) an objection to sex and profanity

c) no interest in New Orleans culture, or in any other culture but their own.

So if you don't fall into the above categories, may I recommened this absolutely wonderful series, (pronounced Tre-may). David Simon, a flaming genius in my grumble opinion, has applied the same production, writing, directing and acting values as he did with The Wire to this story of the Crescent City after hurricane Katrina (August 2005). Only this time you have WONDERFUL music as well. Assorted luminaries including Elvis Costello, Dr John, Alain Toussaint, Steve Earle (who has a big-ish part) and heaps of jazzers and blues artists pop up playing and singing. The playing is superb, once you get used to the vernacular, with so many stand out actors that it's impossible to choose one over another. My one complaint is that it's not long enough, and we'll have to wait months for season 2. A companion piece would be Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke, one of the best documentaries I've ever seen, and I've seen tons of them.

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Incomprehensible - Treme: Series 1 review by MD

Spoiler Alert
03/10/2015

I am afraid I could not understand this not even with subtitles on. I persevered for about an hour and a half and then decided that life was to short.

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Critic review

Treme: Series 1 review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

Treme is a mixed genre show boasting an ensemble cast set in the Treme district of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. From the makers of The Wire Treme has received incredibly positive reviews all round, many partially noting its soundtrack. The show is undeniably rooted in it’s Louisiana setting; the southern heat of the sun coupled with the on-going turbulent relationship between the Treme locals and police come seething out from the New Orleans jazz music, whilst the thick honey-like accent makes the characters unravel into genuine and believable Louisiana folk.

The show has a very varied ensemble cast, ranging from the effervescent John Goodman and CSI: Miami’s Khandi Alexander to The Wire’s own Wendel Pierce; each of the characters find their lives affected, and quite often devastated, by the hurricane. Goodman, who plays author and academic Creighton Barrnette, is politically enraged by the Government’s apathy toward New Orleans after Katrina, whilst Pierce’s character, a jazz trombonist is constantly looking for work in a city where few have the money to spend on their homes, let alone local music.

Yet the music of New Orleans reigns and rumbles through with every swell and dip in the show’s plot. The casting and music are both completely deserving of the strong praise the show has received. Other aspects of the show have been a little problematic however; the show does not seem to know where it lies generically. It was marketed as a political drama, with much emphasis on the destruction of New Orleans, yet there is little of the tension and vigour of a political drama, rather the show chugs along like a heavy steam train, crushing all the weaker things that lie before it, but providing you with ample time to vacate the tracks.

The show is almost meandering at times, the ensemble cast means that the show lacks any real hook, the only pull being the emotional intrigue felt for the characters. Luckily the characters are strong enough to hold your interest, but the less patient of us may struggle to get past the first quarter of the series.

For a show that is seemingly based on a catastrophic disaster, very little seems to happen, each of the characters is troubled by some change brought on by the hurricane, yet there are no cliff hangers, no moments of suspense or even particularly strong plot lines. Treme is at its heart a simple relationship drama, that searches out the good and the bad brought out in people by natural disasters. It delves into the hearts and souls of the people living in Treme and allows us a truly honest look at humanity.

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